Sunday, December 20, 2009


Foster's Botanical Garden, Honolulu, Hawaii

TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.

You can find beautiful and unusual flowers from all over the world by clicking here.


  1. I didn't know that that red plant gives flowers, we have the same plant in the garden...umm maybe it will take some time. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas Denise.


  2. Hi "minha amiga" Denise

    Have a nice week and Merry Christmas for all!


  3. Beautiful pictures...Hawaii sounds good right about now!
    I love your header, it really makes me smile.
    Sunny :)

  4. hi Denise...I found löike teh same in Brasil...great
    have a nice Christmas and that God protects u and yoru family

  5. These are flowers I've never seen before, Denise. Thanks for sharing and wishing you all the joy of what the holidays bring!

  6. Beautiful and exotic looking flowers.

  7. Hawaii sounds very appealing to me right now and th botanical garden seems even more inviting!

  8. Good Morning, Denise... Since you all are on a trip, I hope you didn't get into too much of that horrible storm. We got very little of it --but I do worry about my friends on the east coast. Stay safe!!!!

    Beautiful flowers from Hawaii... THAT would be a nice place to be right now, don't you think?????

    Love your header...

  9. I have been to Foster's Botanical Garden before. It was amazing that it is right downtown. The trees there were astounding. We are visiting Oahu in February and Foster's is one of the first stops!

  10. The flowers are pretty. I like the red and green and red-purple and green color combination. When were you in Hawaii? Bob and I are going to Hawaii in May, next year. It will be our first trip to Hawaii.

  11. the flower on the first photo looks familiar..i guess i've seen it at my aunt's garden.... lovely shots

    mine is up too

  12. They look so very delicate!
    I'd sure like to be in Hawaii about now. :)

  13. wow you travel a lot my friend!
    Beautiful and different flowers!

  14. I guess plants from Hawaii are tropical ones. We should have them in Malaysia as well - about the same climate. I love the one in the second picture.

  15. Beautiful tropical plants! Ahhh...beautiful Hawaii! You captured them so well.

  16. Unusual and very pretty. I hope your Christmas will be all you could wish. Joyeux Noel!

  17. I'll bet Hawaii sounds good to a lot of people right now, especially those on the east coast of the US. The flowers are gorgeous. I hope you are staying warm and safe in this weather.

  18. Beautiful flowers and the first photo is my favourite.

    My entry

  19. Very exotic - love those flowers. Love the sound of Hawaii too. Have a great Christmas xx

  20. Gorgeous! Really light up my day. Denise, Merry Christmas to you and to your family!

  21. Lovely Flower! Merry Christmas!

  22. Hi Denise! I'm visiting with my flower dog Bogart PLUS all the other hounds, so please forget the noise, haha! I love your flowers! It is very Christmas-y! I read your previous post and that made me realized why most of my friends from abroad are having their holidays here in Manila Philippines where it is sunny!

    Happy, blessed Howlidays!

  23. Stunning! Please visit my very first entry in today's flower. Blessed Xmas Denise and Happy New Year to you and to your family!

  24. AL, isn't that interesting? Whenever your plant blooms, I hope you'll come back and let us know. Merry Christmas AL.

    SandyCarlson, they were weren't they?

    Luiz Santilli Jr, hello my friend, you have a nice week too and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

    Coffeedoff, I thought so too.

    Sunny, it certainly does. Glad you enjoyed the header, just a little touch of whimsy.

    cookie, thank you.

    Grace Olsson, many of the flowers in the botanical garden came from other countries originally. Thank you so much for your greetings and the same to you too. Merry Christmas.

    Nance, many of the flowers I saw here I had not seen before. It was a true education. Thank you and I wish the same for you.

    Carver, thank you. Botanical gardens do hold some lovely treasures.

    Stine in Ontario, I agree.

    Betsy from Tennessee, well you might have read my post by now about the horrendous trip home ;) You are very sweet to be so concerned about us all here on the East Coast. Thank you my friend. And yes, Hawaii would be a lovely place to visit right now, most definitely ;) Glad you enjoy my header.

    Digital Flower Pictures, I was surprised about that too. Lucky you to be off to Oahu. I look forward to hearing all about it. Have you ever been to the Byodo Temple and also Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens? Two other stops that are awesome places to visit.

    Linda (PA_shutterbug). We were in Hawaii last Christmas and how wonderful that you are going too. You are going to have such an incredible time and I am excited for you.

    Chie Wilks, thank you and lucky you to see these beautiful flowers in your aunt's garden. I will be stopping by your post soon I promise.

    Carletta, me too!

    chubskulit, thank you and I'll be over to your place real soon.

    Léia, these are about a year old. I wish I were going back tomorrow :)

    Blossom HIDUP BERANI UNTUK GAGAL, lucky you to have such flowers as these. I rarely ever see such flowers unless I go to a botanical garden where they show tropical flowers.

    Carolyn Ford, thank you.

    jabblog, thank you and Merry Christmas to you too. Have a great time with your family and beautiful little doggies.

    tricia, I think you're right. Right now I'm snug and toasty and I have been drinking hot chocolate :)

    eden, thank you. I'll be visiting your post soon.

    Jacqui, thank you and you have a great Christmas too.

    ellen, that's really sweet of you to say. Merry Christmas to you and your family also.

    January, thank you and Merry Christmas.

    Lui and Bogart PLUS all the other hounds. With all your beautiful four legged friends, the noise is most welcome :) You're correct Lui, I think many of us would love to be in a warmer climate right now. Thanks for reading my post. And a Happy, blessed Howlidays to you all too. So cute!

    rinzo, welcome to Today's Flowers. I will be over to see your post real soon. Just running a bit late this weekend. I've been helping my hubby dig us out of the snow!!! :)
    Blessed Xmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family also.

    Thank you all for visiting and leaving such nice comments. Always a joy to read.

  25. Wonderful pictures of lovely tropical flowers!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas,

  26. lovely flowers, and great photos, but i am in awe of the pelicans you posted a while ago!!!!

  27. guild-rez, thank you and have a wonderful Christmas too Gisela.

    Judy said, thank you too and that was a lucky day for me to see the pelicans fly so low, the lighting was great and it just worked out.